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AutoMatic Idolatry + Wishful "Fantasizing" of "The Ethereal"


On Sun, 2 Mar 2003, Curt Cloninger wrote:

> http://www.deepyoung.org/current/autodidactic/
> AutoDidactic: What is the Matter, my Lord?
> Deep/Young Anodyne Laboratories is pleased to announce its newest
> ethereal exhibit -- "AutoDidactic: What is the Matter, My Lord?",
> currently housed & viewable at Deep/Young Ethereal Archive via the
> aforementioned URL.
> "AutoDidactic" is a compendium of autogenerative text engines
> accomplishing a variety of novel fancies.
> Artists include:
> * Selendy Communications
> * Florian Cramer
> * Andrew C. Bulhack and Josh Larios
> * playdamage
> * Samuel Stoddard
> * Lore Sjoberg
> * dack and Leslie Lee
> * mnstr_2000
> * Jorg Seyfferth
> Brief critical commentary is provided by Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
> (as Hardy) and Polonius, Lord Chamberlain (as Laurel) [translated
> from the Danish by Bill Shakespeare].
> As You Wish,
> Archive Registrar
> Deep/Young Ethereal Archive
> http://www.deepyoung.org


only human


The unpurged images of day recede;
The Emperor's drunken soldiery are abed;
Night resonance recedes, night-walkers' song
After great cathedral gong;
A starlit or a moonlit dome disdains
All that man is,
All mere complexities,
The fury and the mire of human veins.

Before me floats an image, man or shade,
Shade more than man, more image than a shade;
For Hades' bobbin bound in mummy-cloth
May unwind the winding path;
A mouth that has no moisture and no breath
Breathless mouths may summon;
I hail the superhuman;
I call it death-in-life and life-in-death.

Miracle, bird or golden handiwork,
More miracle than bird or handiwork,
Planted on the starlit golden bough,
Can like the cocks of Hades crow,
Or, by the moon embittered, scorn aloud
In glory of changeless metal
Common bird or petal
And all complexities of mire or blood.

At midnight on the Emperor's pavement flit
Flames that no faggot feeds, nor steel has lit,
Nor storm disturbs, flames begotten of flame,
Where blood-begotten spirits come
And all complexities of fury leave,
Dying into a dance,
An agony of trance,
An agony of flame that cannot singe a sleeve.

Astraddle on the dolphin's mire and blood,
Spirit after spirit! The smithies break the flood,
The golden smithies of the Emperor!
Marbles of the dancing floor
Break bitter furies of complexity,
Those images that yet
Fresh images beget,
That dolphin-torn, that gong-tormented sea.

`, . ` `k a r e i' ? ' D42


Re: Rhizome @ DEAF03

On Wed, 26 Feb 2003, Mark Tribe wrote:

> Rhizome.org is participating in DEAF03 (the Dutch Electronic Art
> Festival) in Rotterdam as an Open Territories Workspace. If you're in
> the Rotterdam hood, please stop by and visit! We are particularly
> interested in discussing the potential emergence of a Rhizome node or
> offshoot in Europe.

That certainly must be due to "poor Rhizome's" tough
survival situation :)


Re: Re: Deconstruct the Narrative = Protocolian positioning

On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, Dyske Suematsu wrote:

> > The problem with bypassing language is usually that someone has done it
> before and that there is little left to say.

As has "someone" used language appropriately.
As has "someone" breathed, slept, eaten.
Why is that a "problem"?

The "problem" is that your brain likes making
"problems" where there arent any. And "someone"
has even "understood" why before--so we suppose
that's a problem too.


Re: Deconstruct the Narrative = Protocolian positioning.

On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, Dyske Suematsu wrote:

> There is no discourse, especially in the West, that is independent of
> the history of thoughts.

Simplement untrue.

> In fact, that is what discourse is; to participate in history.

Negative nein.

> If you use any word in English language, you are making a reference to the
> entire history of that word.

We write without history.

> The word "art" you use, is not the same word it was a hundred years ago.

A majorly fraudulent assumption, even within cultural-programmatic

> Whether my writings are sincere or not, is not a discussion that I want to
> get into.

> Many problems can be solved and clarified if we carefully look at our use of
> language.

The idolatry introduced by Gutenberg.

> And, that in turn can create change. Language tends to cloud our
> visions. It distorts our experience. It gets in a way of understanding
> something for real.

And so does technologie. Culture. Art. Food. Air.

> Also, there are different kinds of change as well.